Tiffany Charles of Commerce Trust Co. to receive St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 Diverse Leaders Award
The Diverse Business Leaders awards were established by the St. Louis Business Journal more than a decade ago to honor professionals who promote diversity around race, sexual orientation and disability in the workplace.
Since moving to St. Louis in 2005, Charles has championed peer-to-peer mentoring, inclusivity and diversity initiatives at Commerce Trust Company and its parent, Commerce Bancshares.
Charles currently serves as board president of St. Vincent Home for Children, a Normandy-based residential treatment facility for children, where she is currently leading a visioning project to explore the organization’s future and consider ways to better serve community needs. Charles also serves on the board of the Central Institute for the Deaf and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Regional Business Council’s Young Professionals Network, among other community service roles.
“Tiffany has not only demonstrated exceptional leadership skills here at Commerce, but is also a great role model for how we all might pull up and empower others,” said John Handy, president and CEO of Commerce Trust Co. “We are pleased to see her recognized for her support of diversity and inclusion in both the workplace and the larger community.”
Selected from approximately 90 nominations, Charles and other 2019 Diverse Business Leaders award recipients will be honored at a luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis.
About Commerce Trust Company
Commerce Trust Company, founded in 1906, is a specialized division of Commerce Bank, solely focused on wealth management, investments and planning services for families and institutional clients. With clients in all 50 states and 26 countries, Commerce Trust oversees $52.7 billion in assets under administration, $32.8 billion in assets under management (AUM) and is ranked 18th nationally based on AUM. In 2019, the St. Louis Business Journal ranked Commerce Trust Company St. Louis’ largest local trust company.